What Service Are You Looking For?
Writing is all about first impressions, and you want yours to be a good one. I don't know about you, but when I'm reading a book, an article, or even a Facebook post, seeing a typo or misspelled word in the first sentence is very off-putting. It diminishes credibility and detracts from the message. That's why having someone else review your content before you publish can be a lifesaver.
But what kind of service do you need? Here's a quick guide to the different services I offer. You can also check out this post on my blog to learn about the differences between copyediting and proofreading! (Contrary to popular belief, they are not the same thing!)
Copyediting is the process of reviewing text for errors on a technical level. These can include things such as punctuation, spelling, grammar, repeated words, etc. A copyeditor
also provides feedback on syntax, sentence structure, and other suggestions on how to improve the overall flow of a piece of writing. This step in the editing process precedes the proofreading stage, in case any changes need to be made.
Proofreading is typically the final stage in the editing process, and occurs after printing the final copy, or proof. The goal of proofreading is to ensure that all formatting from the original edited copy was maintained during the printing process. A proofreader checks for things such as awkward page breaks, omitted words, and formatting issues. This should be the final step before publishing a piece of writing.
Content writers produce content, typically for the Internet. This can include blog posts, articles, websites, product descriptions, social media posts, and more. Many times, a business or individual has great ideas, but has trouble putting those ideas into words. That is where a content writer comes in! Content writers take the guidelines given to them and create compelling text that is engaging and accessible to the intended audience.